Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "worry" []

  • To feel uneasy or concerned about something; be troubled. See Synonyms at brood. (verb-intransitive)
  • To pull or tear at something with or as if with the teeth. (verb-intransitive)
  • To proceed doggedly in the face of difficulty or hardship; struggle: worried along at the problem. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to feel anxious, distressed, or troubled. See Synonyms at trouble. (verb-transitive)
  • To bother or annoy, as with petty complaints. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "worry" in a sentence
  • ";; And a black and white sweetheart of a kitten followed us halfway home .. * worry worry*"
  • "The word "worry" comes from the Anglo-Saxon word meaning "to strangle or choke.""
  • "They're all new and getting used to the responsibility – my main worry is that school food and the profound importance of education remain at a flashing Belisha beacon critical for the next 10 years."